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Is there any alternative treatment for hypoplastic anemia?

my father [a 76 year old] is suffering with hipoplastic anemia since september 2008 and given 5 to 6 unit packed red cells every two months.in 2009 he was also implanted with pace maker. doctors say his age is mainly cause of not implanting bone marrow. is there any treatment to cure him
Tue, 6 May 2014
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1. since his age is main concern for not transplanting bone marrow thus two measures left are :
i. Supportive care: blood transfusion [already giving] make sure to include:
. growth factors [ cause your bone marrow to produce more blood cells especially Erythropoietin (EPO)],
. iron chelation to treat iron overload [ a side effect of getting many red blood cell transfusions]
PS. Any herb may cause fungal infection, which may be detrimental in situation like aplastic anemia, since there is also low white blood cells you may be at risk for infection
.Immuno suppressive Therapy: uses medicines to keep the immune system from attacking the bone marrow stem cells, but since lowers body immune response thus alternative treatment can be started/initiated to alleviate the symptoms.

2. daily use of amalaki which contains vitamin C and food containing vitamin E helps alleviating the symptoms.
. eat a well-balanced diet, you may contact a dietitian, nutritionist for counselling

PS. Make sure to check with your doctor before taking any medicines, supplements, vitamins, or herbs. They may interact with your medicines and prevent them from working or increase the risk of side effects.
. Always carry an ID card that states he have a pacemaker, so that necessary considerations can be carried out, if performing any procedure.


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